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Johnny Depp tops fans' dream Xmas dinner guest list

December 26, 2011 - Washington

Johnny Depp has been named the dream Christmas dinner guest by more than 1,000 movie fans in a new poll.

The 48-year-old actor topped Britain's Sky Movies HD Christmas Channel's list of celebrities fans would most like to spend the holidays with.

The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star saw off competition from fellow actors including George Clooney and Tom Hanks, who finished second and third respectively.

'Love Actually' star Emma Thompson was the top British nominee and highest-ranked actress at number four, while 'Friends' favourite Jennifer Aniston was a popular pick in fifth place.

"The guys led at the top of the league and while Hanks and Clooney would both undoubtedly light up anyone's Christmas, Depp was the clear winner for U.K. film fans," Contactmusic quoted director of Sky Movies Ian Lewis as saying.

"He is this year's ultimate Christmas cracker," he added.

The 10 most popular festive guests in the list are:

1. Johnny Depp

2. George Clooney

3. Tom Hanks

4. Emma Thompson

5. Jennifer Aniston

6. Julia Roberts

7. Simon Pegg

8. Hugh Grant

9. Cameron Diaz

10. Jim Carrey.


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